Friday, July 13, 2007

Shipwrecked!

Big Hickory Island beach (can you spot red-clad Robinson on the faraway island?)

"SEPTEMBER 30, 1659. - I, poor miserable Robinson Crusoe, being shipwrecked during a dreadful storm in the offing, came on shore on this dismal, unfortunate island, which I called "The Island of Despair"; all the rest of the ship's company being drowned, and myself almost dead." Daniel Defoe

Doesn't that just make you want to pick up a copy of Robinson Crusoe again and relive his adventures?

Good weekend...and good reading!

20 comments:

Sonia said...

This island and beach looks like a paradise! What a pleasure be there!

Moi said...

This reminds me of North Beach, Fl
lovely blues here, isabella....and u too have a great weekend!!! what are u reading this weekend??? I just picked up a book of plays by GB Shaw....am loving it totally :)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Gosh, I haven't read Robinson Crusoe since I was a kid in school.

Maybe it's time to re-read it again.

Nikon said...

I haven't read that in ages - Alexander Selkirk.

Olivier said...

bien trouvé le titre, il va superbement avec cette carte postale.
je te souhaite un bon weekend


found the title well, it goes superbly with this postcard. I wish you a good weekend

Abraham Lincoln said...

I wish it was real. I mean I wish I could step into that picture for an hour or two. Nice photograph.

If you visited my blog yesterday and left a comment about our 52nd wedding anniversary, I wanted to say, "Thanks."
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Frank said...

or even Robert Lewis Stephenson, my mind is more on Treasure Island, har...

Jilly said...

Now that's a good idea! Like Ming, I've not read it since I was at school yet remember it so well and with such pleasure. Wonderful book. As is your beautiful photograph - how idyllic can it get?

Don't tell me there is a coca cola machine at the end of the beach. I don't want to hear it.

Kate said...

We're off to the North Shore of Lake Superior for the week-end. The water is great but the shore is far different than this lovely place in your photo-huge rock and bolders, a geologist's paradise. Not taking RC but lots of travel adventures and memoirs. Had a good one, Isabella!

Zsolt said...

somehow I have the feeling that turning around you will see a huge city there:) But spending 28 years on an island like Robinson Crusoe did is cruel!

Dsole said...

oh maaaaan
this is what I need right now!!
Can I get there by just closing my eyes? i really hope it!
I've been in the beach last weekend. You can see a photo in the blog... spanish beaches, there's no average, you can find a lot of differents one... the one I've showed it's not the best but the closest to me

GMG said...

Wouldn't mind to wreck in such a place... But for reading would prefer Jules to Daniel or, more recent, Bruce or Bill! Changing subjects, Philip would probably be Everyman's delight!? ;)

laurel said...

Beautiful, beautiful shot. The clouds are so low!

The beaches here in Miami are never this desolate, always too many people. I just want to lay down in this picture and take a nap. With some sunscreen of course!

Steve Buser said...

I will have a great weekend if you can get me a ticket to that beach.

Karola&Pamp said...

In ine week we;ll be lying on the beach as well. Maybe not on so amzaing one, but quite nice.
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lv2scpbk said...

Looks like your there all by yourself. How relaxing.

Rauf said...

Friday with Digital camera a mobile and a lapteetoptee

Oya said...

I wish, I would be there now....

Lessie said...

Paradise. Just beautiful.

travelphilippines said...

Paradise on Earth